Laboratory and field studies related to radionuclide migration at the Nevada Test Site October 1, 1998-September 30, 1999

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In this report the author describes his research in FY 1999 at the Nevada Test Site regarding the movement of radionuclides in groundwater. This work is funded by the US Department of Energy/Nevada Operations Office through their Defense Programs and Environmental Restorations divisions. Significant accomplishments include upgrading a spectrometer used to characterize groundwater colloids, acquisition of a probe to allow in situ measurement of groundwater parameters, and purchase of pumps for use in small-diameter access tubing. He collected water samples from a number of nuclear test sites during the past year. Samples from the chimney horizon at the Camembert site ... continued below

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Finnegan, D. L.; Kung, K. S. & Martinez, B. A. February 1, 2000.

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In this report the author describes his research in FY 1999 at the Nevada Test Site regarding the movement of radionuclides in groundwater. This work is funded by the US Department of Energy/Nevada Operations Office through their Defense Programs and Environmental Restorations divisions. Significant accomplishments include upgrading a spectrometer used to characterize groundwater colloids, acquisition of a probe to allow in situ measurement of groundwater parameters, and purchase of pumps for use in small-diameter access tubing. He collected water samples from a number of nuclear test sites during the past year. Samples from the chimney horizon at the Camembert site show that only volatile radionuclides are present there, as expected. Groundwater from the cavity region at the Cheshire site shows evidence of fission product leaching or desorption from melt glass or rock surfaces. Colloids present in this water were found to be remarkably stable during storage for many years. The colloid content of groundwater at the Cambric site and at UE-5n was found to be low relative to that in groundwater on Pahute Mesa. This, coupled with the apparent lack of groundwater flow in the alluvial rock at the Cambric site, suggests that radionuclide movement underground in this area is relatively minimal. He continued the yearly monitoring of the thermally hot cavity fluids at the Almendro site. He concludes this report by listing documents reviewed and presentations and publications generated by the program.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00752388

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  • Report No.: LA-13701-PR
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/752388 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 752388
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702210

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Finnegan, D. L.; Kung, K. S. & Martinez, B. A. Laboratory and field studies related to radionuclide migration at the Nevada Test Site October 1, 1998-September 30, 1999, report, February 1, 2000; Los Alamos, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702210/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.